Mangano Calcite

Mangano Calcite is a beautiful soft pink colour, often with white banding. It is very strongly UV reactive, glowing a bright orange-pink colour under UV light. The pink colour in the crystal comes from Manganese, and although often found in larger chunks, it can also grow in unique poker chip formations, with multiple crystals stacked on top of each other. The best banded specimens are often found in Peru.

 

Alternative Names Manganoan Calcite
Colour Pink
Hardness 3
Crystal system Trigonal
Streak White
Lustre Vitreous, Resinous
Main Locations Peru, China
Chakra Heart
Zodiac Taurus, Libra, Cancer
Numerology 4
Planetary Venus
Element Fire